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Jim Croce
Birth: Jan. 10, 1943
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 20, 1973
Natchitoches
Natchitoches Parish
Louisiana, USA

Musician. He began his professional music career playing in bands while he was a student at Villanova University in 1964. In the late 1960s Capitol records signed Jim and his wife Ingrid to a recording contract. Their one and only album was a failure and Jim returned to his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and worked for a time as a truck driver. He continued writing songs and was later signed as a solo artist by ABC Records. He had three highly successful albums with ABC and several hit singles including, "You Don't Mess Around With Jim," "Operator," "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown," "I Got A Name," "Time In A Bottle," and "I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song." His career came to a tragic end when he and his fellow musicians boarded a private plane in Louisiana to travel to a show in Texas. The plane crashed in Natchitoches, Louisiana shortly after takeoff killing everyone on board. (bio by: Decal) 
 
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  James Albert Croce (1914 - 1972)

Cause of death: Plane crash
 
Burial:
Haym Salomon Memorial Park
Frazer
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section B/B
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Jim Croce
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- Sharon
 Added: Jun. 29, 2014
I remember him as a kid (had his vinyl albums) and just loved his witty lyrical stories ("Bad, Bad Leroy Brown, etc). But honestly, "Time in a Bottle" is so achingly beautiful, it became very clear to me that this was a very gifted songwriter and not just...(Read more)
- mick williams
 Added: Jun. 27, 2014
40 years on, your music is a fresh and meaningful as the day you gave it to the world.
- Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 21, 2014
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